Time+Place: Tuesday 13/01/2015 14:30 Room 337-8 Taub Bld.
Title: On Auto-stereogram Perception, or the Best Patterns for Magic-Eyes Pictures
Speaker: Alfred M. Bruckstein - Colloquium Lecture http://www.cs.technion.ac.il/people/freddy/
Affiliation: Computer Science, Technion


The talk presents a model for the analysis of depth perception in 
Auto-stereograms that leads to the conclusions that 1/f noise is best 
suited for such vision tasks. Recently this model was experimentally 
verified and we shall discuss the empirical evidence we gathered to 
support the theoretical analysis, as well as further interesting 
experiments that could be carried out, using auto-stereograms of various 

(The talk is based on joint work with Ruth Onn and Tom Richardson, from 
1996, and joint work with Yael Yankelevsky, Tammy Avraham and Ishai 
Schvartz from 2014).

Short Bio:

Alfred M. Bruckstein received his BSc and MSc degrees at the Technion, 
Haifa, in 1976 and 1980, respectively, and earned a PhD degree in 
Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, California, in 1984.
From October 1984 he has been with the Technion, where he holds the 
Ollendorff Chair in Science. His present research interests are in 
swarm/ant robotics, image and signal processing, analysis and synthesis, 
pattern recognition, and various aspects of applied geometry. 
Professor Bruckstein authored and co-authored over one hundred and fifty 
journal papers in the fields of interest mentioned.

He is a SIAM Fellow for contributions to Signal Processing, Image 
Analysis, and Ant Robotics, and received 2014 SIAG/Imaging Science Prize 
(for the paper "From Sparse Solutions of Systems of Equations to Sparse 
Modeling of Signals and Images" with David Donoho and Michael Elad).

Desserts will be served from 14:15
Lecture starts at 14:30